The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 881 890 947
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +57
Permanent jobs citing MOS 43 86 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.078% 0.046%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 33 69 42
Median salary £37,500 £35,250 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +5.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £20,500 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £38,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £33,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
+8.95% +24.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
25868 30387 33132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.65% 27.42% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 20929 24103 26245
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 43 £37,500 +11.94% 2
London +14 21 £40,000 +5.26%
South East +33 10 £36,500 +5.79%
City of London +44 8 £45,000 +18.42%
Northamptonshire +14 8 £32,500 -2.98%
Northampton +12 8 £32,500 -2.98%
East Midlands +6 8 £32,500 -2.98%
Surrey - 5 £37,500 -
Berkshire - 4 £36,500 -
Maidenhead - 4 £36,500 -
South West +13 2 £28,750 -24.34%
West Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
Kidderminster - 2 £45,000 -
Bristol - 2 £28,750 -
Worcestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Kent - 1 £25,500 -
West Malling - 1 £25,500 -
Redhill - 1 - -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MOS.

1 71 (65.74%) ITIL
2 64 (59.26%) MS Office
3 56 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 56 (51.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (50.93%) Windows
5 44 (40.74%) SLA
6 38 (35.19%) Law
7 33 (30.56%) MCP
8 32 (29.63%) MS Excel
9 31 (28.70%) Active Directory
10 30 (27.78%) Legal
10 30 (27.78%) Windows 7
11 25 (23.15%) MCSA
12 24 (22.22%) Cisco
13 21 (19.44%) MCSE
14 20 (18.52%) SCCM
15 19 (17.59%) HP
15 19 (17.59%) Service Delivery
16 17 (15.74%) Blackberry
16 17 (15.74%) VMware
16 17 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (14.81%) ITIL V3
17 16 (14.81%) Smartphone
17 16 (14.81%) Finance
17 16 (14.81%) Citrix
18 15 (13.89%) Windows Server
19 14 (12.96%) Client/Server
19 14 (12.96%) Crystal Reports
19 14 (12.96%) iManage
19 14 (12.96%) Service Desk Management

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 9 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 9 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 8 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (6.48%) MS Project Server
4 6 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.78%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.93%) CMS
8 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 64 (59.26%) MS Office
2 32 (29.63%) MS Excel
3 8 (7.41%) MS Project
4 5 (4.63%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.85%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (7.41%) Google Apps
2 7 (6.48%) Office 365
3 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) Internet
2 10 (9.26%) DNS
2 10 (9.26%) LAN
3 9 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (8.33%) Firewall
3 9 (8.33%) FWSM
3 9 (8.33%) VPN
3 9 (8.33%) WAN
4 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.48%) VoIP
5 6 (5.56%) Intranet
5 6 (5.56%) IP Telephony
6 4 (3.70%) Wireless
7 3 (2.78%) SAN
7 3 (2.78%) WebEx
8 2 (1.85%) DHCP
9 1 (0.93%) 3G
9 1 (0.93%) ADSL
9 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.96%) Crystal Reports
2 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (35.19%) Law
2 30 (27.78%) Legal
3 16 (14.81%) Finance
4 10 (9.26%) Publishing
5 8 (7.41%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.63%) Banking
6 5 (4.63%) Retail
7 3 (2.78%) Marketing
8 2 (1.85%) Electronics
8 2 (1.85%) German Language
8 2 (1.85%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.93%) Billing
9 1 (0.93%) French Language
Job Titles
1 60 (55.56%) Analyst
2 31 (28.70%) Support Analyst
3 30 (27.78%) Service Analyst
3 30 (27.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (12.96%) Team Leader
5 13 (12.04%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 12 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
6 12 (11.11%) IT Analyst
7 11 (10.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (10.19%) Windows Support Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) Desktop Support
8 10 (9.26%) Trainer
9 9 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
9 9 (8.33%) IT Trainer
9 9 (8.33%) NOC Engineer
10 8 (7.41%) Network Operations Analyst
10 8 (7.41%) Network Operations Engineer
10 8 (7.41%) Operations Analyst
10 8 (7.41%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.41%) Web Services
2 6 (5.56%) ODBC
3 2 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (15.74%) Blackberry
2 16 (14.81%) Smartphone
3 14 (12.96%) Client/Server
4 11 (10.19%) Management Information System
5 8 (7.41%) iPhone
6 7 (6.48%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (5.56%) AS400
7 6 (5.56%) e-Learning
7 6 (5.56%) Virtual Team
8 5 (4.63%) iPad
9 3 (2.78%) Driving Licence
9 3 (2.78%) PDA
9 3 (2.78%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.78%) Replication
10 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.85%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.93%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.93%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 55 (50.93%) Windows
2 30 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 15 (13.89%) Windows Server
4 13 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 9 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.63%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.78%) Android
8 3 (2.78%) Linux
8 3 (2.78%) Unix
8 3 (2.78%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.85%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (65.74%) ITIL
2 19 (17.59%) Service Delivery
3 16 (14.81%) ITIL V3
4 14 (12.96%) Service Desk Management
5 10 (9.26%) CRM
6 8 (7.41%) Coaching
6 8 (7.41%) DevOps
6 8 (7.41%) Document Management
6 8 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 8 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (7.41%) Service Management
7 4 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.70%) Time Management
8 3 (2.78%) Change Management
8 3 (2.78%) ITSM
8 3 (2.78%) Operations Management
8 3 (2.78%) Presales
8 3 (2.78%) Project Management
8 3 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.33%) C
2 4 (3.70%) SQL
3 3 (2.78%) C#
3 3 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (51.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (30.56%) MCP
3 25 (23.15%) MCSA
4 21 (19.44%) MCSE
5 12 (11.11%) CCNA
5 12 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (11.11%) HND
5 12 (11.11%) MCDST
5 12 (11.11%) MCTS
6 9 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
7 8 (7.41%) A+ Certification
8 6 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.70%) Degree
10 3 (2.78%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.78%) PMP
10 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
10 3 (2.78%) VTSP
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (40.74%) SLA
2 6 (5.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (28.70%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.19%) VMware ESX
3 9 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.41%) Firmware
4 8 (7.41%) Samba
5 7 (6.48%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (3.70%) Terminal Services
6 4 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.85%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.93%) XenApp
8 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (18.52%) SCCM
2 8 (7.41%) Puppet
3 4 (3.70%) MOM
Vendors
1 56 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 24 (22.22%) Cisco
3 19 (17.59%) HP
4 17 (15.74%) VMware
5 16 (14.81%) Citrix
6 14 (12.96%) iManage
7 13 (12.04%) Google
8 12 (11.11%) Apple
8 12 (11.11%) Juniper
9 9 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 9 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
9 9 (8.33%) F5
9 9 (8.33%) Palo Alto
10 8 (7.41%) SolarWinds
11 7 (6.48%) Oracle
11 7 (6.48%) Polycom
12 6 (5.56%) Avaya
12 6 (5.56%) Dell
12 6 (5.56%) Sybase
13 5 (4.63%) EMC
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